This is a good substitute for a boxed yellow cake mix in recipes calling for a yellow cake as a base.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan, or two 9 inch round pans.
Cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour, milk, and vanilla, and beat to a soft smooth batter.
Bake 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Per Serving: 253 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 37.4g; fat 10g; cholesterol 32.6mg; sodium 284.6mg.